Everyone Counts, a locally based provider of software as a service voting systems, said recently that it will receive a 10-year contract from New Jersey to design the state’s voter registration system.

The company’s eLect Registrator technology is based on its eLect Platform, which provides multiple layers of security, military-grade encryption of ballots and the ability to audit the system at any time, according to the company website.

“We are honored to have been entrusted by the state of New Jersey to ensure they have the country’s leading voter registration system,” Lori J. Steele, chairman and CEO of Everyone Counts, said in a news release. “As the trusted leader in election administration modernization, we look forward to bringing our election and technology expertise, along with our state-of-the-art platform, to the state to deliver the benefits of cost-reduction, scalability, reliability and sustainability that are delivered using our proven solutions.”

A company spokesman said the contract was a multimillion dollar deal, but declined to give specifics.

The company’s voting systems have been used in elections internationally including those in Australia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Everyone Counts also announced in April that it was chosen by the Office of Cook County, Illinois Clerk David Orr to implement a ballot delivery system designed for those in the military and overseas voters.

— SDBJ Staff Report